Geometric Paver Set:
Here’s a novel and quick way to make sets of pavers that are pre-arranged in an interesting geometric pattern. Once you’ve made your mould, you can choose how many pavers to make, and how to arrange them in the garden installation. We used ours to lay a short path, inverting the mould each time to create a balanced, mirror-image effect – each step of the way.
What you need:
• SA Pine, cut as follows:
• 3 x 490 mm x 044 mm x 020 mm
• 2 x 530 mm x 044 mm x 020 mm
• 1 x 200 mm x 044 mm x 020 mm
• 16 x 4 mm x 035 mm full-thread cut screw
• Releasing agent (oil)
• River sand
• PPC Surebuild 42,5 N Cement
• Cordless screwdriver
• Small bricklayer’s trowel
• Wooden or plastic float
What you do:
1. Screw the mould framework together, following the pattern illustrated in the picture.
2. Paint releasing agent on the inside of the framework.
3. Mix a ratio of 3 parts river sand to 1 part cement, and then slowly add water to make concrete. The mixture must not be runny, as it needs to be compacted with the plastic or wooden float once in the mould.
4. Having prepared the site for installation of your paver design, and having levelled and compacted the ground as necessary, place in position the framework mould for the first paver. Then use the bricklayer’s trowel to ladle concrete into the mould – agitating it to make sure there are no air bubbles in the mixture. Last, float the top surface to a smooth finish.
5. Carefully remove the framework mould immediately, and then reposition it for the next paver. Continue until your installation is complete. Allow the pavers to dry before planting up the area and filling between the pavers with leaf or bark mulch.